Sam Houston State University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.19 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 111 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 20,031 (17,401 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 75% part-time, 25% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,213 in-state; $14,233 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I have just started with the graduate program at Sam Houston State University. I can not begin to tell you the level of support I have received from the staff. Every question that I posed has been answered. I feel that the workload is exactly what it should be for the field of work that I am studying. I am an undergraduate of Sam Houston State so I answered some of the questions based on my previous experience due to the fact that I am currently taking my classes online.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: flexibility and convenience since it's online. Cons: technology with blackboard can be a frustration
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro - one to one student teacher moments to allow us to learn more about the subject Con - So far away from where I live
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program provides me the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the music field. However, this program is really expensive for me. These are the most notable pros and cons of my graduate program.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I love this university. Every person that I have worked with in financial aid, advising, and the college and of business have been nothing but helpful.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty at SHSU show a true concern for the well-being of the students. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue my MBA at SHSU.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I truly enjoy this graduate program. In fact, I enjoy it more than my undergraduate educational experience. I feel that I have learned more in the one year that I've been in this program than I did all four years in undergrad.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program that I am participating in Is rated as one of the best in the country for Criminal Justice. The faculty and staff are extremely diverse and easy to work with. The program Is both challenging and rewarding. At this time, I do not have any "cons" to report.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, SHSU Department of History provides a good educational value. The course work is rigorous, but sometimes feels like a book club with homework. There is a wide variety of level of professor involvement in online classes and the course site on Blackboard are sometimes underdeveloped. Fairly responsive to technical issues with good library support through interlibrary loan and research help with the online databases. I have never been to the campus, so I really don't know about the area, but I am told it is nice.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm currently enrolled in the online graduate program through Sam Houston State and continuing my education in the same degree as my bachelors; Criminal Justice. The only major con that I have in regards to my graduate program is one of my classes just assigns reading assignments in the book and tests over it; no others means of learning such as videos or voice recordings are available, which is unlike what I've experienced with other online courses. There are multiple pros, but the one that's most important to me is that I can finish assignments on my own schedule and not have the added stress of deadlines.
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